Beyond en fuego

Holy Mother of Crap, you’ve got to watch this just concluded Jimbo Fisher press conference to believe it.  He didn’t just burn bridges between him and Saban, he nuked the entire planet from orbit.

This quote…

Just damn.

SEC Media Days gone be spicy.

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UPDATE:

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81 responses to “Beyond en fuego

  1. practicaldawg

    Have fun in Tuscaloosa this year, Jimbo!

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  2. ApalachDawg aux Bruxelles

    REC is going to make what happened to hugh freeze look like child’s play when they go after jumbo.
    however REC has no idea of the cult in College station that they are about to attack as they aren’t the barn or ole piss.
    pass the popcorn.

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  3. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)

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  4. argondawg

    Im glad Kirby stays away from this shit. Kirby is like y’all go ahead and go at it. Im just gonna sit over here and pay compliments and build a monster. LOL

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    • kingcmo2000

      100%. I’m not surprised Jimbo is in the position he’s in, same spot Hugh Freeze was a few years ago, defiantly pushing back against cheating allegations about an absurd recruiting class. But it’s odd Saban is the other party. Usually he takes the high road and let’s lesser coaches squabble it out. Maybe that’s Kirby’s role now. Or maybe Saban realizes Jimbos moves aren’t cheating anymore, he’s less likely to implode than Freeze was, and Saban thinks he’s got to put public pressure on for a change. Gotta think Saban knows what he’s doing, but these are interesting times, maybe the game has finally passed him by.

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      • siskey

        I don’t think it’s passed Saba by. I think it’s more “I have to compete with fucking Texas A&M, now?”
        I like the new noncorporate speak Saban. I hope he keeps focusing on this type of stuff and not “the process.”

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        • miltondawg

          I don’t even think that it is that Saban is pissed that he has to compete with A&M. I think that it is that Saban knows that he has to compete with a group of boosters with far more money than Bama’s boosters who certainly appear to be breaking the rules against enticing kids to sign with A&M under the guise of NIL deals. I am kind of surprised that he didn’t mention Tennessee’s collective and their $8MM deal as well.

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      • akascuba

        If the NIL rule allows boosters, fans or whomever to pay a recruit any amount they want to get said recruit to their school of choice. Why is Jimbo acting like nobody at A&M is paying kids and their families? The Jimbo he doth protest too much. Just own it your money guys won’t be outspent by other schools. The egos and desire there have the really big money needed to make that happen. I’m sure no regular fan of CFB is surprised the A&M boosters are trying to purchase the best players possible like other schools. In recruiting some schools always have advantages now it’s Jimbo time. Maybe the surprise is the lack of results so far. Jimbo is already feeling the heat of not winning even a West division championship.

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    • practicaldawg

      Kirby doesn’t have time for undisciplined asses unless they are on the field in Jacksonville

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  5. stoopnagle

    I gotta say, having Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher headlining “Talking Season” was not on my bingo card.

    Liked by 10 people

  6. Ran A

    Somewhere in Oxford, Mississippi a snarky tweet is being carefully prepared.

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  7. Love it, fucking love it

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  8. Salty Dawg

    Hooo wee! I can’t wait for the flood gates to burst open with everyone who has tea to spill!

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  9. miltondawg

    There will be similar comments coming today from Deion Sanders as well after Nick went scorched earth on A&M, Jackson State and The U yesterday in whatever it was that he was speaking at. Nick said that A&M “bought” their class, Jackson State “bought” Travis Hunter, and The U booster bought those basketball players (and brags about it in the media) before commenting that everyone knows that it is against the rules to entice a player to sign with a school with NIL but the NCAA is powerless to enforce them.

    When I heard his comments on the radio this morning on 680, Hutson Mason chimed in that he was having a conversation recently with his HS coach from Lassiter who is now the OC at UCF under Gus. Hutson said that he asked the coach which was damaging the sport more…NIL or the transfer rules. His former coach responded that it was neither. It was the collectives that are blatantly breaking the improper benefits rules by promising kids NIL deals if they sign with their school.

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    • Down Island Way

      When attempting to respond to accusations (using a limited vocabulary), true or otherwise may seem like a admission of wrong doing and or guilt, if you can’t stand the pressure, don’t do a presser…

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  10. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    We don’t know the truth of who is right in this, but we don’t have to know – we just have to stay out of it. I will say that to me Jimbo sounds a lot like Hugh Freeze – ‘if you have evidence, report us’ as I was listening. What kind of man says stuff like that about 17 year olds with families? Um Jimbo, I don’t think Nick is talking about 17 year olds so much as the coaches that enable them.

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    • JoeDashDawg

      Yeah I thought something similar – Saban wasn’t bashing the kids – just the school/collective that was using enticement to get them to sign with A&M.

      I also see Jimbo’s point of “Dodge Chargers don’t fall out of the sky in Tuscaloosa” or whatever analogy he chose to use

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  11. Derek

    About time someone stood up to that pos.

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    • Down Island Way

      Still say, leave the sec divisions as they be, let the barn slide to the east division when tejas and ou glide into the west division…that should be a shit show till satan exits the building…GO DAWGS!

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  12. BeardDawg

    I get strong “the lady doth protest too much, methinks” vibes from Jimbo. I don’t know who’s right or wrong here, but I’ve heard more rumblings about the way Jimbo runs a “clean” program vs the way Saban does. Either way, I’m enjoying the drama!

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    • Derek

      The unstated tension is that so many in that business are covered in shit and you can tell that when anyone gets out of line, the response tends to be: “do YOU really want to go there? I know that you know that we’re both dirty as fuck so lets just shut up and coach our teams and let some other folks figure out rules and enforcement.”

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    • Godawg

      Remember Jimbo came from FreeShoesU

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      • Down Island Way

        Bringing Coach Bowden (RIP) into the fray to defend hisself, wasn’t a wise choice as much as it was in bad taste…

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        • trbodawg

          Perhaps, but I didn’t read his comment as an attack on Bowden as much as a call back to J. Winston and Free Seafood University. I grew up in North Florida in the 70’s and thought the world of Bobby Bowden, (Heck, I loved anyone who could compete with UF) but “Free Shoes University” is a meme for a reason.

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  13. Derek

    Kirby speaks:

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  14. Granthams Replacement

    Getting close to WWE wrestle mania hype for this season’s TAMU bama game.

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  15. Russ

    Jimbo is full of shit. Hit dog howls.

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  16. Biggen

    Everyone knows Jimbo bought his team except for him guess him.

    At any rate, this bickering back and forth isn’t a great look for the conference. I’d expect these fires to be put our quickly by Sankey. I’d hate to see UGA dragged into this.

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  17. cowetadawg

    Yeah, losing the natty to the Kirby and the Dawgs hasn’t bothered Coach Saban one bit. Not at all. Not . . . . at . . . . . all.

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    • RangerRuss

      Right, CowetaDawg. The loss to the Dawgs, plus the regular season loss to A&M along with the deserved criticism of his failure to develop receiver and secondary depth has put Saban in an unusual position. He’s being openly criticized by former sycophants. Saban throwing his players under the bus immediately following the NC loss to the Dawgs, 33-18 in case y’all forgot, leads me to believe he’s developing a siege mentality. This Kiffin-like behavior he’s displaying is likely part of a desperate plan. Hell, Nick doesn’t go to the gas station without a plan.
      Speaking of Kiffin, that little smartass is wise to keep his cock holster shut. Puppies best piss on the porch when the big dogs are fighting.

      Love your avatar, CowetaDawg.

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  18. I hope Saban commits a hate crime on Jimbo this season. If you’ve never been around A&M folks, believe me: cult is the correct word.

    Jimbo is an insufferable blowhard and A&M is the worst.

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  19. David D

    It Just Means More. More napalm!

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  20. godawgs1701

    The SEC screwed us out of having the Auburn game in its traditional place in late November. But they had BETTER not screw us by having this year’s Auburn game take place in the same time slot as the Alabama-A&M game because I MUST be able to watch every single second of that one with a very large drink in my hand.

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  21. siskey

    I hope Kirby just sits this out. Let Saban waste his energy and time on dealing with Jimbo and we just lay in the cut and profit from this pissing contest.

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  22. godawgs1701

    Aggies are going to have three losses by the time they play Alabama because all Jimbo’s going to do until then is practice for Alabama.

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  23. Terry McCullers

    Saban gonna call timeout with 10 seconds left, he scores to make it 63-0 tide!

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  24. practicaldawg

    The more I read about this, the more I think it’s likely Saban was fishing for bulletin board material. He sure couldn’t have asked for a better reaction from Jimbo. Well played.

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  25. waterswv

    The live chat between the Athletic writers was 🔥. Media days can’t come fast enough 🎉

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  26. siskey

    Jimbo is going to get Mullen’d after their game with Bama this year. It’ll be a point of pride for the Aggies to pay his buyout after Bama puts 50 on them and Saban has Ric Flair type promo after the game.

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  27. Listening to jimbo makes me feel a need for a shower. The more he screams “I don’t lie & I don’t cheat” the more I dislike him. Don’t really understand Sabans goal in this scorched earth approach but I don’t think his comments were spur of the moment. He thinks carefully about everything he does & says, at least to this point in his career. Are cracks showing or does he have an end game he’s playing for? Interested to see how this plays out. Either way, it’s more entertaining than the usual talking season fare!

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  28. Bulldawg Bill

    “Speachless for the first time in my life.”- Lane Kiffin
    Now THAT’s sayin’ somethin’!!!!!!!!!

    Liked by 4 people

  29. bucketheridge

    The big winner in all of this is… PAWWWLLL

    Liked by 5 people

    • rigger92

      I’m actually considering watching today. I don’t even know what time it starts, is it on SEC net still?

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  30. NotMyCrossToBear

    “No rules were broken” doesn’t mean the players weren’t bought and paid for.

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  31. Just watched Saban’s appearance on AL.com(?). Don’t disagree with anything he said.

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  32. uga97

    Were Metchie & Williams at the presser? Asking for a friend.

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  33. otto1980

    This is the kind of crap which brought down the SWC and the SEC is importing more Texas spoiled brats.

    On the flip side Bama is due for a couple decades of probation.

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    • Derek

      If there is a silver lining to this its that a huge shit hurricane might lead to the federal antitrust exemptions both of these asshats asked for while they were flinging poo.

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  34. This continues to be the greatest off-season ever for Dawg fans.

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    • Russ

      LOL! So true, Dude!

      And it gets better for me. Just found out our new intern starting Monday is from Bama. Time to break out my NC shirts. I’m going to torture that kid (in terms of sports).

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    • uga97

      In-season was pretty damn awesome as well.

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  35. rigger92

    Monken “Hmmm, I don’t mind just being an OC, I think I’ll just stay right here.”

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  36. 69Dawg

    Old saying “Bit dogs bark” applies to Jimbo.

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  37. jim1886

    This is not good for the SEC or college football . The rules of the game have changed.
    Adapt or Die.
    Saban did not like the offensive spread and up tempo, ranted about it, but eventually changed. He needs to change.
    Hope Kirby, the Georgia legislature, and collective rapidly Adapt.

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  38. moe pritchett

    I kept hearing Sylvester the cat saying….
    “You’re despicable” in my head over and over..

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  39. debbybalcer

    Sankey reprimanded them both.

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  40. whb209

    This is not good for AL or TX AM or the SEC. or college football.
    Thanks Kirby for staying out of this crap.

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